Lucio Fulci Memorial Splatterfest

Lucio Fulci Memorial Splatterfest

If you've never seen a film by Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, then Stephen Romano, of Blackest Heart Media and the man behind the Alamo Drafthouse's annual Lucio Fulci Memorial Splatterfest, wants to know what hell is wrong with you, pal. Fulci, the man behind such gut-bursting, viscera-vomiting, flesh-devouring classics as The Gates of Hell and the wonderfully titled Don't Torture a Duckling, produced a smorgasbord o' gore before his death in 1996, and this year's fest drives home the bloody, sticky, altogether nasty point tonight (Thursday, Oct. 25) with the American premiere of a British documentary on the man and his corpus of work, Fear, Panic, and Censorship, followed by the seminal Spanish splatter flick Pieces. Then, on Friday, Oct. 26, at midnight, catch my personal fest fave, Jim Muro's 1987 ode to very bad taste, Street Trash, with a special set by Austin psychobilly freakoids the Flametrick Subs and Satan's Cheerleaders. The fest wraps Saturday with a once-in-a-lifetime midnight 3-D screening of Friday the 13th Part III. What more could a gore-hound ask for? As Bon Scott so sublimely queried, "You want blood? You got it."

See Film Listings for complete schedule.

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